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ALPHABUYER LAUNCHES FIRST AND ONLY NATURAL GAS OFFER FOR CONSUMERS IN PECO GAS TERRITORY
First Natural Gas Deal Launches in Conjunction with More Electricity Deals
PAOLI, PA – March 30, 2011 – Today the new group buying site, Alphabuyer, launched its first natural gas offer in the PECO gas territory, available through midnight on April 10th or until the offer sells out. This offer is the first and only fixed natural gas offer available for residential customers in the PECO gas territory. The PECO natural gas region contains approximately 450,000 natural gas customers. Offer details are illustrated below.
In conjunction, Alphabuyer is offering PECO electricity region customers an electricity deal for the same time period, enabling them to lock in best-in-market pricing for 12 months on their utility bills in anticipation of the April 1 PECO electricity increases. Offer details are illustrated below.
NATURAL GAS OFFER DEAL DETAILS - THE ONLY COMPETITIVE FIXED RATE DEAL IN THE PECO GAS TERRITORY
ELECTRICITY OFFER DETAILS – Tier 3 is the LOWEST PRICE AND HAS NO CANCELLATION FEE
HOW ALPHABUYER WORKS
Alphabuyer negotiates with suppliers to offer groups of consumers the most competitive rates on their monthly bills, such as electricity and natural gas. As an advocate for consumers, Alphabuyer not only lobbies for the best rates, but also the best options and features like no cancellation fees, upgradable agreements and no hidden fees.
Alphabuyer is free to use, free to sign up and free to enroll in offers. Residential consumers can simply go to Alphabuyer.com and enter their zip code to view offers available in their area. As more people sign up, the savings will get bigger and bigger as the size of the group grows. Once the offer closes, everyone gets the same discounted price.
Offers are available for a limited time period, and Alphabuyer makes switching suppliers easy and seamless. New offers are constantly being added, so customers can check back frequently for new deals.
Suppliers benefit because Alphabuyer delivers large groups of new customers at lower customer acquisition costs than other marketing channels.
Eventually, Alphabuyer will provide offers in other categories, such as gasoline, cable, Internet and mobile phone service.
“Our ultimate goal is to help consumers reduce household expenses that they are already paying for, and secure discounts for them in areas they didn’t even realize were possible,” said Mr. Johnson. “The power is in the group.”
PECO ENERGY OFFERS
Alphabuyer, a PUC approved company, launched their first group buying electricity deal in February with Spark Energy, and had more than 750 people sign up in just 10 days. The Spark Energy deal had a 12% discount over the PECO price to compare.
According to Matt Sommer, Vice President of Natural Gas Operations at Shipley Energy, “Everyone is a winner when we work with Alphabuyer – customers are able to lower their monthly gas bills and Shipley Energy is able to dramatically lower its customer acquisition and marketing costs.”
Consumers can sign up by visiting www.alphabuyer.com.
“We are extremely excited to offer our first ever double deal on natural gas and electricity,” said Kevin Johnson, founder of Alphabuyer. “Group buying means bigger savings for everyone. Unlike other group buying sites, Alphabuyer is focused on non-discretionary savings on your bills.”
MORE ABOUT ALPHABUYER AND ITS TEAM
Located in Paoli, PA, Alphabuyer is a new internet-based group buying platform that helps customers get the best possible rates, options and terms for services they pay for each month. Alphabuyer’s mission is to move group buying toward savings in areas where customers are already spending. Their focus is on significant but under-serviced markets like energy, mobile phone and cable/internet that have not been introduced to the purchasing power of the group.
Alphabuyer is led by its founder and CEO Kevin Johnson. Mr. Johnson founded Dryden Procurement Technologies, LLC, a cost containment company that has helped Fortune 100 companies spend more efficiently. Alphabuyer’s other executives are experienced in developing transaction e-commerce business to consumer websites and are experts in platform operations, globalization, consumer behavior, web analytics, product development and social media. Joining CEO Kevin Johnson on the management team is CMO John Raisch, who has significant e-commerce experience from working at GSI Commerce and CDNOW. For more information on Alphabuyer or offers in your area, please visit www.Alphabuyer.com.